|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Mission duration||32 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes|
|Spacecraft type||Dragon CRS|
|Dry mass||4,200 kg (9,300 lb)|
|Dimensions||Height: 6.1 m (20 ft)|
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||25 July 2019 22:01 UTC|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral SLC-40|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||27 August 2019 20:20UTC|
|Landing site||Pacific Ocean, |
off Baja California
|Berthing at ISS|
|Berthing port||Harmony nadir|
|RMS capture||27 July 13:11 UTC|
|Berthing date||27 July 2019 16:01 UTC|
|Unberthing date||27 August 2019 12:25 UTC|
|RMS release||27 August 2019 14:59 UTC|
|Time berthed||30 days, 20 hours, 24 minutes|
NASA SpX-18 mission patch
SpaceX CRS-18, also known as SpX-18, was SpaceX's 18th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services program for NASA. It was launched on 25 July 2019 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
The same Dragon capsule has previously flown to the ISS in April 2015 and December 2017. This was the first time a capsule was used for a third flight.
In February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20).
NASA has contracted for the CRS-18 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. It carried the third International Docking Adapter (IDA-3).
The following is a breakdown of cargo bound for the ISS:
The Dragon spacecraft also featured a handful of ceramic heat shield tiles, meant to flight-test a critical component of the SpaceX Starship spacecraft.